The sun is definitely shining bright these days, reminding us why we want to just stay at home or take a dip in water every summer. Of course, this strong heat also makes us want to bite onto our favorite cool snacks. One of the most popular desserts for beating the heat is gelato— the Italian version of the all-time favorite ice cream that’s denser and more flavorful!
If you’re craving gelato right now, we’ve got a list for you! We’ve rounded up some of the places in Metro Manila where you can order this delicious frozen treat!
Afters Espresso & Desserts
The cafe and dessert shop in Tomas Morato delivers their beloved gelato that now comes in vegan variants! With 16 flavors for their dairy treats and 12 vegan flavors, both vegan and non-vegan gelato lovers will have a wide selection to choose from!
Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato
Aside from their lineup of delectable cakes, Cara Mia also has a good reputation for gelato lovers with their luscious take on the Italian cooler. Enjoy their roster of gelato flavors that include the Turtle Pie, Strawberry Supreme, Cookies & Cream, and Blueberry Cheesecake to name a few.
Crem Gelato takes pride in its velvety smooth offerings. Its owners are backed by the knowledge they received from Carpigiani, an internationally-renowned Italian gelato university, as well as a masterclass under an Italian gelato master.
Gelatissimo has been serving its sweet coolers for almost two decades now, starting from Sydney before they expanded to six more countries including the Philippines. The brand boasts of their fresh gelato made with the best ingredients that do not contain any artificial flavors or colors!
Location: Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Another source of satisfying gelato in the city is Gelato Manila, which also offers an exciting lineup of flavors that lovers of the Italian dessert would surely enjoy. Some of these flavors include the Taho Gelato, Polvorones, Pistachio, Mango Passion Fruit, and Ginumis to name a few.
Hail Chocolate’s artisanal gelato offerings are also a must-try for the sweet-toothed crowd who hail gelato. Aside from their rich chocolate gelato flavors such as Creamy Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Mint, and Vegan Dark Chocolate, customers can also opt for other flavors such as Cappucino, Cookies & Cream, Creamy Strawberry, and Salted Caramel.
Manila Creamery’s mission is to “dominate every fridge in the Philippines with the best and coolest gelato”, further expanding the reach of their brand through community resellers. Among their rich lineup of flavors are delectable gelato takes on Filipino delights such as Mangga’t Suman, Tablea Lava Cake, Davao Chocolate, Chocnut Crumble, and even Tinutong na Kanin!
Morelli’s Gelato began in 1907 with Giuseppe Morelli and his son Mario selling cool desserts in Scotland just on their bicycles. Soon, the first Morelli’s Ice Cream Parlour was opened which will become the Mecca for gelato in the UK. Filipinos can also enjoy the brand’s beloved gelato now that it’s available in the metro!
Locations: Ground Floor, Power Plant Mall and the new East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
Homestream images from Gelatissimo and Morelli’s Gelato.